(KWWL)—Iowa Senator Joni Ernst has played a key role in securing funds for a project to prevent major flooding from happening again in Cedar Rapids. The record-breaking floods in 2008 cost the city more than five billion dollars in damages.
In July, the Cedar Rapids Flood Mitigation project awarded 117-million dollars in federal funding.
Three months later, a bill was signed into law to monitor progress on the project.
Part of the bill required a progress report within 90 days of the bill being signed.
Congress still has not received the report – and today, senator Joni Ernst wrote a letter, requesting the army corps of engineers complete and submit the report, as required.